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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Cylinder head questions.

Original block had blind stud holes, they didn't go into the water. 90 years later this may not be so. I use anti-seize on the coarse end of each stud, and either oil or assembly lube on the top...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,416
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

Something to think about on compression. Picture this: You and your buddy both have '30 coupes, and are driving side-by-side down the road. His is totally stock, yours has an 8:1 head, twin 97's,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,416
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

Tim Ayers, No web site, I can hardly manage e-mails!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,416
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

The crowfoot head was originally designed by Ed Winfield, and was a great head. I'd prefer it over the Yapp head. I also make a head, 7:1 compression, with features in no other head. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,810
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Seafoam

I tend to agree with woofa, however I personally have never broken any laws. For anyone interested I do happen to have some stock in a bridge back in Brooklyn for sale!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,810
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Seafoam

Thanks guys, but now you've given me so much to think about that my head hurts! Just FYI, I posted this same question on VFF and didn't get nearly as many replies.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,553
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: F.a.s.t.

Following is info Carol sent me a few weeks ago,

No answer for the folks yet. We still have no one to do a Newsletter. However, we are going to provide hill climb insurance for one more year...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,810
Posted By Jim Brierley
Seafoam

Will Seafoam clean a carb, or more accurately keep it clean, after the car has been sitting for awhile? I don't drive my widebed very often, and the Weber carb often has plugged accelerator pump...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: How to lubricate a Speedometer

I just put engine oil in a small can, and set only the stem into the oil, and leave it there overnight. Set it deep enough to get most or all of the stem submerged. I was a civilian employee at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Head gasket question

Most vintage performance heads required a Model A gasket, as opposed to the B gasket. The important thing is for the gasket to fit the head, don't worry about fitting the block, it is totally flat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 142,687
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

That's because shopping carts {the correct name :-) }were conceived by engineers on a limited budget, not the billions spent on space travel!!! If they had been designed by an average mechanic, they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: How to lubricate a Speedometer

I understand that if you take a speedo apart you will upset the magnetism and it will need re-calibrating??? I have lubed a speedo by soaking the stem section in oil, not hard to do and it worked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,102
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Good Run

Nice!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,977
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head

Gear ratios can be deceiving. Just because mathematically it will raise your speed, if you don't have the horsepower, you won't go as fast as you think you can. Pushing a Model A thru the wind is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Factory Ford down draft intake, German?

You are probably right? Russia also made their "jeep" with slightly modified B engines, and likely with a down-draft carb??? That jeep was still being used in the Korean "war".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,709
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

It's my understanding that 4 cylinder engines do not need balancing as an entire assembly, just all the pieces must be done. All pistons must weigh the same, rods the same etc. Crank and/or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,716
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Batt. Supercharger

Looks and sounds like a gimmick to me???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,649
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Max Speed of a Model A in Stock Form

Hey woofa, not all of us racers lie, I sometimes admit that the only way to win is to cheat!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,905
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

Camshaft choice I have a story to tell about that. Many years ago I got a phone call from a guy wanting to buy one of my cams. He had a (heavy) fordor, all stock but wanted more power. We talked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Volumetric Efficiency

Most of us aren't that technical!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,905
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

I agree with Brent, plus gas mileage goes up with higher compression. Compression and a bigger carb are the two quickest and easiest ways to more power, cam is next but not near as effective per...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,905
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

There are some very good answers above! I ran a 7.5:1 Cyclone flathead for years with no problems. Included were several trips from SoCal to Las Vegas to visit Ed Winfield. The engine was a B/C,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: flywheel info

Mine are all in the 30-35 lb. range. The last two I did, I had them drilled for a diaphragm clutch, very smooth!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Will this work

Looks great, but I prefer an in-line circuit breaker. If a fuse is blown, the system is down until it is replaced. A circuit breaker re-sets itself in a few seconds, and may let your lights and/or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Removing a Model B engine with a Miller Head from a 30 Coupe

I use a 1/2" nylon (?) rope strung under the water inlet on the left side of the block, over the hoist hook and under 2 of the manifold studs on the right. The manifolds must be removed first.
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